On November 14th @pierre_rochard will present remotely on bitcoinacks.com, the productivity tool for reviewing Bitcoin Core PRs at London Bitcoin Devs. Sign up here: meetup.com/London-Bitcoin-Devs

Two things I think underappreciated about Bitcoin scaling in the near future: (1) Schnorr signature aggregation is a huge deal because what's vastly more important than the size of a block is *how many signatures a full node needs to verify per second*, and aggregation reduces it dramatically, (2) sig aggregation is a non-trivial endeavour, to say the least - it's *much* harder than just implementing a Schnorr signature (which has benefits on its own, to be clear).

@kekcoin @orionwl adding a filter like "only from users who have previously gotten a PR merged" would clean up 99% of spam

@NodedPodcast by @pierre_rochard and @bitstein is my favourite. Can't wait for a new episode to drop in. It goes into depth and has some great speakers.

Gabor Gurbacs digital asset strategist/director at VanEck on Noded 20.0 said “once our ETF comes out”. Note he didnt say “if”. @NodedPodcast @pierre_rochard @bitstein

I'm on Mastodon because the Bitcoin Network routes around obstacles as easily as water runs down hill. We are a force of nature that no amount of social engineering can change.

1. Mastodon supports 2FA, so you should go enable that in settings.

2. Use a vpn or tor if you don't want @nvk to know your ip address(es)

Some people have been asking for list of Bitcoiners to follow. There's lots of excellent people here all with different interests, so I decided to just focus on people who are experts in cryptography (especially the protocols related to Bitcoin), the Bitcoin Protocol, or both. It's currently not many people!

Instead of making a list, I made a beacon account so you can access its follower list via your usual frontend: https://hash.social/users/followsexperts

Great article by CFA Nik Bhatia explaining Bitcoin’s second layer and the potential it has for establishing time value and a reference rate for Bitcoin.


Just like on twitter, mastodon allows you to create bots with Python (and any programming language really).

If you are not familiar with python, checkout codecademy.com/learn/learn-pyt and learnpythonthehardway.org/

A wrapper to make life easier for bot writers: github.com/halcy/Mastodon.py

I want to emphasize that I am very skeptical that will take off. But i'm willing to try, because:

1. We need to learn how to continue the conversation under censorship

2. We need alternatives to Twitter and Reddit

3. Help platforms like @mastodon improve

4. Figure out how to transport identity and reputation

5. Find more alternatives

6. Enjoy some

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